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across the pond on spain. steve sedgwick is in madrid with the very latest. steve. >> reporter: yeah, melissa, thanks very much. a lot of the points you guys just mentioned, very true. we've got an economy in recession, high employment, a vicious housing market which unlike the u.s., which is stabilizing as we just heard, it's still got a couple years till we get to the bottom. we're only down about 25%, some say it needs to be double that before we see stability. the banking crisis, you mentioned as well, and also i think what is the key point as well, task masters. there are task masters everywhere. they're bond markets who want to see vicious reform in austerity if investors are going to buy those bonds. northern europeans, germans and brussels who want to see strenuous action from the government in order to backstop the government with potentially buying of its bonds. herein lies the problem. this is a country that has tried austerity. it's not like greece that's been dragging its feet. lehoy has enacted over 60 billion euros' worth of reforms, over 2 1/2 years to 2014. and the p
, if steve jobs were alive, would he fire tim cook? we'll explore that idea in our boss segment. and we'll go from ford to gm to chrysler with one of the best septembers in years. >>> and we'll take one more look at futures on this tuesday morning after that rally that did happen on the monday that got chopped in the street. '"squawk on the street" will be back in a minute. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 when i'm trading, i'm totally focused. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and the streetsmart edge trading platform from charles schwab... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 gives me tools that help me find opportunities more easily. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i can even access it from the cloud and trade on any computer. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and with schwab mobile, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i can focus on trading anyplace, anytime... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 until i choose to focus on something else. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 trade at charles schwab for $8.95 a trade. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 open an account and trade up to tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 6 months commission-free online equity trading tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with a $50,000 depos
. this is a true gaffe. those who have read the fabulous book would know steve jobs i believe would never put an inferior product in people's hands even if it meant an apple product that he could lay claim to. and this was a major departure. we saw this with microsoft. jobs would make deals with microsoft. he didn't want to make a deal with microsoft but obviously if it was a better product he did it. >> yeah. he did. and people have raised the question as to whether steve jobs was still alive and running the company whether maps would have been released in this state or he simply would have said you stink it stinks you're fired make it better. >> you stink and i don't like you. >> also in the book it was very clear steve jobs had, not had it in for but really watching android, wanting to block that out as a competitor. this was one way of keeping google a competitor off the apple ecosystem and a lot of people on the google side would say dan niles, we talked to him earlier this week, said know what? being locked out of apple ecosystem is not good for google so maybe it was driven by that. a
. would steve jobs have taken out a superior product and put in an inferior product? >> sounds like you're turning a bit on the google/apple front. >> apple is an investment. if you said to me right now, which would you buy? i think that google has a lot more things going for it than i thought have thought. i think that the map really crystallized things reminding people to think, google is a good company. >> meantime, barry diller speaking out on social company this is morning on "squawk box." we asked the media mogul about their evaluations. >> when you look at a groupon or some of the other stocks -- >> they are all overvalued. >> all overvalued? >> sure they are. >> would you own stock in any of these companies, including facebook, by the way? >> first of all i don't own stocks other than the ones i'm engaged in. so, yeah, if i were a stock-owning person of companies, yeah, sure, i would absolutely buy facebook now. >> intended to give mark zuckerberg a break saying, look, if you're going to sell stock, do it when your shares are high. in this case, happen to be with the ipo came ou
largely on valuation. microsoft's 15% year-to-date gains. and steve grasrg and citigroup was downgraded at sterne agee. a little stall because of concerns about windows 8 and whether or not it's going to be robust. q3 could be a make-or-break quarter for them. "the journal" points out, there's no place to try out the new tablet. are you going to buy a tablet just on blind faith without trying it out? >> tiff beta. it's quite exciting. but excitement doesn't necessarily equal sales. there was a downgrade of nokia saying the windows 8 operating system, not good for phones. intel seems to have lost its way with that 4% yield being the only reason to be in it. the desktop -- i feel very triceratops here with this. >> how about the story in "the times" over the weekend about meg whitman? >> they still make a lot of them. but the question is, is it really a business you want to be in? >> do you remember scm? >> yes. >> smith corona mar chant. they were making electric typewriters like they were going out of style. >> that "times" story, not a lot that we didn't already know in terms of what h
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